Kid reviews for The Godfather | Common Sense Media
R emember the good old days when the best picture Oscar went to the best picture of the year? Me neither, but 40 years ago it went not only to the best film of the year, but to one the finest American movies of the decade, indeed of the entire second half of the 20th century: The Godfather Part II. Like many people, I've had a longer relationship with this movie than I've had with anyone not actually related to me. It has enlivened me, astounded me, alienated me, and finally it seemed to be swamped by the great comet trail of works — Scorsese, The Sopranos above all — that imitated it, argued with it, and seemed to render it obsolete. Well, five years of absence have made this heart fonder, and my awe is fully replenished.
In Roth's suite, he is being treated by a local doctor whom he distrusts: "I don't trust a doctor who can't speak English. Roth shakes hands with Michael, calling him by his adopted alias, Mr. Paul, after the attempt on his life.
Nino Rota Carmine Coppola. Partially based on Puzo's novel , the film is in part both a sequel and a prequel to The Godfather , presenting two parallel dramas. The main storyline, following the events of the first film, centers on Michael Corleone Pacino , the new Don of the Corleone crime family , trying to hold his business ventures together from through ; the other is a series of flashbacks following his father, Vito Corleone De Niro , from his childhood in Sicily in to his founding of the Corleone family in New York City. The film was released in to great critical acclaim, some even deeming it superior to the original.